MySQL or PHP on ward websites?

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MySQL or PHP on ward websites?

Postby sputnik-p40 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:30 pm

Quite frankly, I have no idea what can be done on a ward website.

I'm a Webelos den leader trying to keep parents updated on what their boys have accomplished (books are either always lost or forgotten at home). I wrote up a few simple pages to track everything, but I know it should all be hosted on the Church's servers. Unfortunately, I have no idea what those servers do/allow.

Are ward websites limited to blog-like entries or can I write custom code?
And who do I talk to in order to get access to do anything? The ward clerk?
Thanks for any info.

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Postby AileneRHerrick » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:44 pm

sputnik wrote:Quite frankly, I have no idea what can be done on a ward website.

I'm a Webelos den leader trying to keep parents updated on what their boys have accomplished (books are either always lost or forgotten at home). I wrote up a few simple pages to track everything, but I know it should all be hosted on the Church's servers. Unfortunately, I have no idea what those servers do/allow.

Are ward websites limited to blog-like entries or can I write custom code?
And who do I talk to in order to get access to do anything? The ward clerk?
Thanks for any info.


I don't know about the MySQL or PHP on the websites, but I know that some basic HTML and JavaScript codes are allowed. To submit an item to the ward website, you would have to submit it through the News and Information section. If there were any attachments to go with it, you would have to submit them directly to the ward website administrator. The Ward Website Administrator would review your post for appropriateness, and then approve it if appropriate and delete it if not. Clicking on the Feedback link at the top of your ward web page will tell you who your Web Administrator is.

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Postby aebrown » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:47 pm

sputnik wrote:I'm a Webelos den leader trying to keep parents updated on what their boys have accomplished (books are either always lost or forgotten at home). I wrote up a few simple pages to track everything, but I know it should all be hosted on the Church's servers. Unfortunately, I have no idea what those servers do/allow.

Are ward websites limited to blog-like entries or can I write custom code?


In addition to what Ailene said, I would add that PHP and MySQL are not possible at all on the ward/stake websites. The only customization is HTML and Javascript, and even that can only be put in certain places and has several limitations.

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:54 pm

The ward websites are largely "fill in the blank" and not a website in the usual sense.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Postby sputnik-p40 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:58 pm

RussellHltn wrote:The ward websites are largely "fill in the blank" and not a website in the usual sense.


I see. I guess I'll just have to use this as an internal web app. Thanks.


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